Cloudland Canyon Offers Outdoor Adventure Weekend

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Outdoor Adventure Weekend is a weekend of family fun and food at Cloudland Canyon State Park on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28. Admission to the park is free with a five-dollar parking fee. There are nine events and all are free except for three that have an additional charge.

Enjoy archery sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources. You can try your skills with the archery equipment and receive guidance from a trained professional. The Georgia Girl Guides will have a caving trip for those five and over for $10 each. Meet at the Sitton Gulch parking lot in Trenton.

Marvin Croft's famous barbeque plates will be available on Saturday for $8 and burgers and hotdogs are featured on Sunday.

The kids and adults can fish at the catfish pond but bring your own tackle and bait. The fish are catch and release.

Geocaching is a fun sport where you use a GPS to find hidden items. Several caches are in the park and printed instructions will be provided.

In the Interpretive center lots of kids crafts and nature demonstrations will be available for kids.

Two night hikes, one on Saturday and one Sunday will allow you to enjoy and experience the sights and sounds only found at night in the park.

The Lookout Mountain Search and Rescue team will provide rappelling at the West Rim parking lot. A free will donation will be requested for this team.

Rock climbing will be available for $5 and is a fun experience for kids and adults.

Two wildflower walks for about an hour or so will be starting at Sitton Gulch parking in Trenton. One will be Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and the other on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. You can meet at the Interpretive Center in the park and caravan to the Sitton Gulch parking area or meet there and wait for the others to arrive.

There is something for everyone and the weather is perfect for outdoor activities. For more information, call Cloudland Canyon State Park at 706 657-4050 or visit http://www.georgiastateparks.org .


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